Sunday, October 23, 2011

making applesauce

Yesterday, my sister and I were able to spend the entire day together canning applesauce and apple pie filling. It was a successful day and I wound up with 14 quarts of applesauce and 5 quarts of yummy apple pie filling.
It was my first time canning and it wound up being just so much fun :)

We had three bushels of apples.

We started off by cutting them into fourths and taking off the stems. We then put them into boiling water to soften them.
The next step was to put the softened apples into the musher/strainer thing that I have no clue as to what it is called.
Gideon was our big helper. He also liked eating bites out of lots of apples.
He also really wanted to put all of his cars down the musher.
All the yucky stuff-seeds, skins, etc...
Aaand, I had a picture of the applesauce, I just forgot to upload it. But we had a ton :)
We then started on the red apples for the apple pie filling.
peeling and slicing...
Gideon loved the sliced ones as well as the freshly made applesauce that was cooling :)
Then we made the syrup to put in the jars and we packed the jars tightly with yummy apples.

Stephanie was very talented...pouring the syrup WITH a baby in the other arm.
yay! Apple pie filling almost done!
the actual canning process :)

And we are done! :) It was so fun!
It was a good day :)


  1. yay!!! I've got round two going on today...

  2. Looks like so much fun! Thank you for sharing your apple sauce/pie filling experience with us. :)

  3. You & Stephanie *both* inspire me! In a million little ways!

  4. I am so proud of my girls! And, so happy that you live close enough to each other to do things like this together. - Daddy

  5. Is the strainer yours? I've been shopping for that style of strainer and I'd be curious to know what brand you have. Did you like it/have any complaints?

  6. Yum! And your little helper is so cute:-)

    P.S. I changed my domain for my blog and wanted to let all of my Google followers know: :-)